Alisha is a Design Polymath, Host, Podcaster, Entrepreneur and Innovator engaged in practices surrounding green building and construction, innovation, equitable cities, technology, spatial decoloniality and African urbanism within the natural and built environment.
Alisha is a Design Council Expert and a Design Review Panel Member for Croydon.
Over the last 7 years, Alisha has been creating businesses, networks and platforms for specific communities in the built and natural environment to support and advance their career trajectories.
Alisha’s work within the built environment focuses on housing, placemaking, landscape architecture and community-led design through her company, MIGRANT’S BUREAU. She is the Founding-Director of MIGRANT’S BUREAU, utilising her skills in project management to deliver successful projects to build a culture where immigrant and migrant communities build and design housing, playgrounds and community centres with emerging technology.
Additionally, Alisha hosts her own podcast, A is for Morenike, leading the voices of brave, audacious and powerful women surrounding wellness, innovation and celebrating womanhood.
She has also been building the new network, SIS INNOVATES, creating a space where Black Women can build, innovate + design for their own wellness and environmental design futures.
In 2023 Alisha was one of the Watershed micro-residents as part of the MyWorld Ideas programme. Alisha spent three months in residence at the Pervasive Media Studio part of a project called STREAM, which is a partnership between UWE, Marshmallow Laser Feast and All Seeing Eye. The projects aims were to investigate and navigate what accessible location-based VR could look like.